two clicks, and an update on home-sweet-home

But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect …

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“The Media” and us: do you have beautiful feet?

 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the …

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writing, “Wake Forest Today” and connecting with this community

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. - Philippians 4:8 There's no time to write a post this morning, so I'm simply pointing readers toward my weekly …

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Happy Glorious Easter Morning!

“I am the resurrection and the life," Jesus said. "Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" - John 11:25-26 NEW LIFE! There really is nothing that testifies to Easter life more eloquently than springtime. That's why I …

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life is beautiful… with the fragrance of good news!

O Lord, you are my God;     I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things,     plans formed of old, faithful and sure. - Isaiah 25:1 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE! Today I'm feeling especially thankful for the opportunity I have to live what has turned out to be one amazingly …

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Getting my Heart and my Head on the Same Page

CLICK RIGHT HERE! It's been a few weeks since I referred you to my local column, featured in Wake Forest Today. So this morning - the third day into Lent - I'd like you to click on the link and read the faith perspective I was able to share with our community. The title of …

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“Thanks-Gratitude” Message

Happy Thanksgiving, friends and family! My plan was to link my Wake Forest Today column in today's post, but I'm not sure it will be up in time. So - with apologies to my editor - here it is (and please visit the excellent WFT site anyway...). - DEREK Thanks-Gratitude and Peace - DEREK MAUL (for …

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Elections, baggage, and clean garages (plus some pics)…

Welcome to November in North Carolina; it's forty-something degrees, cloudy, and wet. To be honest, I kind of like it! So yesterday, Halloween afternoon, I run into this guy canvassing for next week's elections. "Can I ask you a question first?" I said, before he had a chance to hand me any literature, or launch …

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“Why should the devil have all the good music?” (post reboot)

NOTE: Due to some technical issues, this is a repost of "The Soundtrack of my Life" This morning I'd like to send you all over to my Wake Forest Today column, "Reading Between the Lines." I riff off of my daughter's invitation to do an "America's Got Talent" audition together, and writing about that led …

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the soundtrack of my life

This morning I'd like to send you all over to my Wake Forest Today column, "Reading Between the Lines." I riff off of my daughter's invitation to do an "America's Got Talent" audition together, and writing about that led to some sweet memories and thinking about the soundtrack of my life. Yesterday, my daughter, Naomi, posted the …

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